NXG NOW! Index

As we get closer to the approaching tax deadline, it's important to share tax scams that put your account holders at risk during this busy time of the year!

This month, we look at the varying incidences of medical identity theft. From insurance fraud, to prescription scams, the impact of medical identity theft can have a serious impact on your financial well-being.

In this article, we’re reflecting on scams that rose to the top in 2022 so that your account holders can stay up-to-date. Scammers’ success depends on them connecting with victims who are unaware of their type of scam, so we hope this information gets shared far and wide. 

In this brief article we will review the four basic tenants of mobile phone security, what you need to know to protect your device and yourself, and what to do if your personal information has been compromised or you find you are a victim of identity theft.

This month we dig into a massive issue, money transfer app scams. Share with your account holders the dangers of these sophisticated payment app scams.

This month, we help you prepare to discuss Cybersecurity Awareness month with your account holders.

People over the age of 65 are the most vulnerable to fraud. This month we discuss how to protect our  elderly loved ones, by arming them with knowledge about what to look out for to detect potential fraud.

This month, we will update your account holders on what to watch for to avoid falling victim to a student loan scam. While, unfortunately, many people will lose time and money on these scams there can be an even greater secondary risk.  

This month, we discuss how your account holders can safeguard their networks and network-enabled devices from hackers, viruses, and malware.

This month, we explore telehealth services and how you can help your account holders take advantage of this benefit.

This month, we breakdown what an Amazon impersonator is and how to stay protected from these growing threats. 

This month, we address concerns about Tax Identity Theft and how you can protect yourself.

This month, we talk about Triangulation Fraud and how your account holders may be unwitting participants.

This month, we’ll discuss five ways your account holders might be at risk on the internet, and what they can do to better protect themselves. 

This month's issue will guide your account holders through several ways to protect the identities of the kids in their lives. 

This month we take a look at what a credit score is, how it is affected by credit activities, and when you should be concerned about identity theft.  

Be aware of skimmers and shimmers attempting to steal payment card information at the point of sale. These devices are sneaky so this month we are sharing some news and information that can help your account holders be better informed about types of devices.  

This month “Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart” encourages people and organizations to do their part in protecting cyberspace, stressing personal accountability, and taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. 

This month we take a look at five social media scams that work and why, followed by tips to help your account holders stay safe while they are online.

As the baby boomer generation ages, scammers are taking advantage of their vulnerability and fraudsters are making old scams new again.

The rise of contactless payments and digital wallets has been accelerated by the pandemic. What are these transactions and are they safe?

This month's installment of nxg|NOW defines home title theft, how it differs from loan fraud, and the implications of each.  

April 2021

COVID-19 vaccine scams are becoming a growing problem as vaccines become increasingly available.

This month we are providing the IRS's 2020 Dirty Dozen List, a compilation of the top tax fraud schemes from last year. 

Unemployment Benefits Fraud is a simple, but difficult to detect scam that is on the rise. Learn how it works and how to fight it!

We list the Top 10 Identity Theft Myths and why your account holders need to stop believing them, along with helpful resolutions to make the new year safer! 

Synthetic Identity Theft and the Holidays

Synthetic identity theft involves a simple layering of information that is stolen during data breaches. Your institution can assist if they fall victim through the Fully Managed Identity Theft Recovery.

Online Holiday Shopping – Buyer Beware!

Online shopping fraud runs rampant during the holiday season. Now is a good time to remind your account holders that they have Fully Managed Identity Theft Recovery as part of their eligible account.

My Identity Has Been Stolen: Now What?

If your account holder fears their identity has been compromised, will they know they are covered with Fully Managed Recovery? Now is the time to remind them of their important benefits.

Danger of the Dark Web Part 3: A Criminal's Perspective 

We continue our series this issue by shedding light on the Dark Web from the perspective of the criminals that benefit from this underworld.

Dangers of the Dark Web Part 2: A Criminal's Perspective

This month's article focuses the real-world impact of identity theft and the part the Dark Web plays in the process.

Dangers of the Dark Web:  Part 1

Now, more than ever, it's important that your account holders understand the dangers the Dark Web represents and what you are doing to help them stay vigilant.

Risks to Seniors in the Age of Coronavirus

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, so this month's issue focuses on the ever-present risks of fraud facing our most vulnerable population.

New Normal, New Risks, Same Criminals

This issue of NXG Now! focuses on the rash of scams related to the COVID-19 Stimulus plan - the CARES Act.

Warning: Facebook quizzes are stealing your identity

Popular social media quizzes are sometimes cleverly disguised phishing attempts. Let your account holders know, when it doubt, don't fill it out.

Feeling Powerless

Don't let your account holders feel powerless when facing identity theft. Fully Managed Recovery at their disposal should their identity be compromised.

Top 10 Hack, Cyber Attacks, and Breaches

We are took a quick look back at the worst cyber attacks, hacks, and other data breaches and ranked them in our annual list of the top 10 most pervasive data thefts. 

Tax Identity Theft Awareness

FTC has created Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 28- February 1st. Use this content to create account holder awareness of this growing scam.